ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG ECONOMISTS GEORGIA
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PROJECTS

Improving Business Climate in Georgia

1 September, 2007 - 1 November, 2008

Partner:
Center of International Private Enterprises (CIPE)

The aim of the project:

To assess the business climate in Georgia and to identify 10 key business problems and advocate.

At the initial stage of the project various types of surveys were conducted in order to indentify the business needs:

  • 3 focus groups of entrepreneurs, discussing specific problems; 
  • Quantitative survey all over the country;
  • Desk research of the  legislation regulating business activities;
  • In-depth interviews with experts aimed at the evaluation of business climate and development of recommendations

As a result of the conducted surveys a report about the Business climate in Georgia was developed and published.  The following activities were conducted in order to advocate the key issues identified in the surveys:

  • Radio broadcasts;
  • Publishing “Georgian Business Today” - periodical journal; 
  • Roundtables and workshops with the representatives of the state structures, media and businesses;
  • Working meetings were conducted permanently with the individuals/organizations working on business environment development;

The quantitative survey was held (with the sample size – 1000 entrepreneurs throughout georgia) in order to evaluate the impact of the conflict of August 2008 on the Georgian economy.

As a result of the project the handbook for the entrepreneurs was developed, aiming at information provision for the entrepreneurs about the processes in the Georgian business climate. Also the entrepreneurs were provided by the information, advises and recommendations in order to manage the business efficiently.

At the end of the project the presentation of the Conflict impact assessment survey report and “the entrepreneurs handbook” was conducted, which received a wide feedback from the society.

Project beneficiaries: Entrepreneurs and state structures.

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Partner:
EU Delegation

Partner:
The project is implemented with support of UNDP and EU

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